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XFX Radeon 4650 Graphics card problem.

Post by Navvarr » 26 May 2011, 00:08

Hi there, i've been enjoying Warzone 2100 ever since it was first released for the old PS1 and PC.

10+ years later and its still a really great game.

Anyway, my problem is that I've just upgraded my graphics cards from a Geforce 7950 GT 512Meg - which allowed me to play Warzone 2100 -to a Radeon 4650 1GIG - and I now get a 'exception handler failed with error 1400 -unable to open window' -or something similar.

Anyone got a solution?

-Its obviously my new graphics card thats the problem - is there an issue with Warzone 2100 and Radeon cards?

Would appreciate any help- really want to be able to still play Warzone!!

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Re: XFX Radeon 4650 Graphics card problem.

Post by Fastdeath » 26 May 2011, 04:32

On what System are you?
Do you have current drivers?
Do other OpenGL apps work?
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Re: XFX Radeon 4650 Graphics card problem.

Post by NoQ » 26 May 2011, 07:14

is there an issue with Warzone 2100 and Radeon cards?
i think there are enough Radeon users here; i'm having no problems running even master builds on my low-end Radeon HD3450.

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Post by Navvarr » 26 May 2011, 08:15

Thanks for the quick answers.
Got an asrock 1689 motherboard with 2 gig of ram. Its running windows xp pro. The graphics card is an agp slot.
Everything used to run well before I changed the card. I'm assuming Its a card / driver problem since Thats the only change.
Can't say if open Gl applications work- is there an easy way to tell?
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Re: XFX Radeon 4650 Graphics card problem.

Post by Zarel » 26 May 2011, 09:55

Can you download and install the latest drivers from AMD?

http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx

Tell us if that fixes your issues.

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Re: XFX Radeon 4650 Graphics card problem.

Post by Navvarr » 26 May 2011, 18:55

Hi, I tried that- downloaded the latest drivers and I'm getting a back 'dos' type box with

error :05:52:07: [Top Level ExceptionFilter] Exception handler failed to create file!

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Post by Navvarr » 26 May 2011, 20:14

I've unistalled the alpha- and reinstalled the latest beta.

All that happens now is that the screen goes black -like the game is going to launch -then it disappears and i'm back to my windows screen.

Tried it a few times- same thing every time.

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Post by Navvarr » 26 May 2011, 21:12

Just also installed the old PC release and updated it to 1.10- and it ran no problem.

Graphice look pretty awful though on a big screen!!

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Re: XFX Radeon 4650 Graphics card problem.

Post by matthewfarmery » 26 May 2011, 21:43

got any firewalls or AV programs? I know some won't allow the game to run unless you allow them, try running the game ina window. create a shortcut to the exe, then go to the shortcut properties, then add

--window

after the text in the target text, you should have space after the comma, see if that helps, help to see what could be stopping it, I couldn't run the master trunk version for a while, as outpost pro needed my permission to run it, but the popup wouldn't appear untill after the game tries to load, but I couldn't see the popup at all, until I tried running the game in a window

if that doesn't help, not really sure, don't have an ati / amd card, but that is all I can think of

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Re: XFX Radeon 4650 Graphics card problem.

Post by Buginator » 27 May 2011, 03:55

Navvarr wrote:Hi, I tried that- downloaded the latest drivers and I'm getting a back 'dos' type box with

error :05:52:07: [Top Level ExceptionFilter] Exception handler failed to create file!
What language are you playing WZ with ?
What is your profile directory named ? (need full path)

The above message wouldn't happen on a gfx card switch though, there must be something more that was done.
and it ends here.

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Re: XFX Radeon 4650 Graphics card problem.

Post by Navvarr » 27 May 2011, 23:11

Making progress now:

Uninstalled the 4650 drivers- deleted all the Nvidia folders.

Uninstalled various programs (like google earth -which stopped working)

-anyway- reinstalled AGP drivers - and graphics card drivers and then google earth (which worked)- then Warzone Beta 2.3.8- and its working- only thing is that its running slow -about 10th the normal speed- so i'll need to look further into this and report back.

Any help and suggestions appreciated. cheers

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Re: XFX Radeon 4650 Graphics card problem.

Post by Navvarr » 27 May 2011, 23:38

aaarrgh -back to square one.

I updated my 4650 drivers to the latest drivers and Warzone refuses to launch.

I get a black screen for about a half second then nothing- no errors- just nothing launches.


Google earth is running fine though- so at least i've fixed something.

Any suggestions?

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Re: XFX Radeon 4650 Graphics card problem.

Post by Navvarr » 30 May 2011, 23:33

Happy days- managed to get Warzone running on my PC again.

I took the plunge and did a full reinstall- formatted my PC- back up all my essentials and reinstalled Windows XP Pro.


-Seems that even though the graphics card was reports as working - and indeed was running Crysis 2- it just couldn't handle Warzone 2100 :wink:

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